Tag Archives: Sidney Lumet

What to Watch When You’re Watching at Home: Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men

Democracy is loud. Even Plato knew this, all those centuries ago. There’s a line in The Republic where Socrates grumbles about the din of a government run by the citizenry (which is odd when you consider he wasn’t a guy … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Courtroom Trials

Although most legal problems are solved in routine ways that wouldn’t serve as fodder for an interesting movie plot, well-made suspenseful dramas set in the courtroom make for some of the best feature films. The credits usually play out over … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Crazy Protagonists

For this week’s list of five favorite films, the common denominator is craziness. In each of the movies on the list below, the main character is as nutty as a fruitcake. In each that character’s madness is what drives the … Continue reading

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